Punta Umbría: la cuarta ciudad de vacaciones de Educación y Descanso en España
Ricardo Carcelén González
|Published in:||VLC arquitectura, October 2019, n. 2, v. 6|
In the middle of the 20th century, the pro-Franco Spanish government promoted a new holiday model for the regulation of rest and leisure for the working classes in the country: the holiday cities of Education and Rest Originating with the State’s vision to create tourist spaces, this research reviews the press of the time, to contrast the success of these complexes built in the 50’s in Tarragona, Perlora and Marbella. The results lead us to formulate the hypothesis of the possible continuity of this holiday model in the final stage of Franco’s regime. Revealing the existence of new study cases becomes the main goal of this work. In order to do so, the research shows unpublished documentation of the original project for a fourth holiday city of Education and Rest in Punta Umbría, Huelva, designed in 1968 by the architect Francisco de la Corte López. Although it would not be constructed, a study of the project documentation allows us to consider the influence that the context of the 60s had on that new holiday model in our country.
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